Metal Roofs: Green Environmentally & Saves Green

Metal Roofs: Green Environmentally & Saves Green
by Chris Lucas

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Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples

Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples
by Chris Lucas

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MetroABQ Architecture & Design Studio Tour

MetroABQ Architecture & Design Studio Tour
by Chris Lucas

architectural-support-beamAnother part of the 516 Arts On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design Architecture & Design Studio Tour was led by architect Cory Greenfield of Entropic Industries and co-curator Katya Crawford of Westbund West Design; both teach at UNM. Greenfield used to work for internationally-recognized Architect Antoine Predock, who designed the New Urbanist adobe community of La Luz along the river on the west side. That liaison is interesting, as Greenfield is remodeling a Leon Watson adobe home in Old Town. Watson Adobes, most built in the late 1940’s, had small, compartmentalized rooms to save heat. Greenfield’s home was part of the tour, and we were amazed upon entering: the now large living room occupied the entire front of the house, and the kitchen-to-dining room spaces were open to the living area, creating a contemporary Great Room design. Watson ceilings were often filled with soil for insulation above the viga beams and latilla panels; to support the more expansive ceiling, Greenfield installed a structural steel beam for added support, seen above. Read More